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23 May 2016
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Venice Symphony Orchestra

Designing Women Boutique Grant Award Winner 2015 Symphony in the Schools Program Founded in 1974, The Venice Symphony has become the pride of South Sarasota County by providing cultural enrichment for residents and visitors. The concert season includes classical, pops, and festival concerts performed from November through April and a variety of music education programs....
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20 May 2016
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Swarovski Crystal Society

The Swarovski Crystal Society (SCS) was founded in 1987 by the Swarovski company to address a growing network of collectors. Today, the SCS is the world’s largest collector society with an international following of close to 200,000 members in more than 125 countries. Since its formation, every year a special Annual Edition has been created...
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24 Apr 2016
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Solving the Local Problem of Hunger Together

In Sarasota, tens of thousands of children rely on the meals they receive each day at school.  When school lets out, All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger makes sure they have enough to eat during the long hot weeks of summer. This is a remarkable effort, supplying 2,000,000 nutritious meals to nearly 27,000...
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06 Apr 2016
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Denise Cotler, CFRE – Director of Development, All Faiths Food Bank

Salon Series April 2016 Speaker:   The Hub of Hunger Relief Denise Cotler joined All Faiths Food Bank in January 2014 as Senior Director of Development.  Previously Denise served as Director of Development for the Jewish Housing Council Foundation, Associate Director for the American Cancer Society and Development Associate for The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee....
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05 Apr 2016
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New College Interns Engage with DWB for The January Project

        New College first year student Hannah Weatherwax and third year student Ashley Rodrigues had their hands full with new experiences this past January, immersed for a month-long intensive internship in the fast-paced business world of the high-end designer fashion and art resale markets at Designing Women.  Each internship was collaboratively designed...
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05 Apr 2016
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Judi Gallagher, Chef, & Marsha Fottler, Lifestyle Maven

Salon Series February 2016 Speakers: Trends in Food and Home Design to Use and Enjoy Now Judi Gallagher grew up in a family where food was an “obsession”. When eating breakfast they would often discuss what to have that night for dinner.  She hosted her first dinner party in 5th grade. She baked as a...
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05 Apr 2016
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Anu Tali – Conductor and Musical Director Sarasota Orchestra

Salon Series Speaker March 2016: Bringing the World’s Great Musicians to Sarasota Anu Tali is an Estonian conductor. She has served as Music Director of the Sarasota Orchestra since 2013 and is co-founder of the Estonian-Finnish Symphony Orchestra which Tali and her twin sister Kadri Tali founded in 1997. Anu Tali is the orchestra’s conductor and...
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05 Apr 2016
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Ron McCarty – Curator & Keeper of the Ca’ d’ Zan

Salon Series October 2016 Speaker – Mable Ringling: The Significant Aspects of Her Legacy Today Ron McCarty has been a member of the Curatorial Department at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art for the last 30 years, and is currently the Curator and Keeper of Ca’ d’Zan, the 36,000 square-foot historic Venetian-Gothic mansion...
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05 Apr 2016
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Judge Lee E. Haworth

                Salon Series October 2016 Speaker: Therapeutic Justice – How Courts are Improving Families   Judge Haworth is a Sarasota native. He was a former chief prosecutor for the circuit and a board certified civil trial attorney before taking the bench. He served on the Florida Supreme Court’s...
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